After 50 years on the catwalk, Jean Paul Gaultier presented his final Haute Couture collection in Paris, held at the Théâtre du Châtelet. For more than an hour, models, friends and muses flooded the stage in more than 230 outfits made out of recycled old collections. There were sailor tops, tuxedos and trompe-l’oeil creations, corsetry-inspired
Maison Margiela has taken to Paris Fashion Week to showcase its Spring/Summer 2020 collection in its Artisanal co-ed show. ‘’Creative director John Galliano identifies the nature of the bourgeois gesture and investigates the impact of heritage codes in the age of cyber-industrial revolution’’, wrote the show note. Combining both menswear and womenswear in one walk,
Loosely inspired by Viktor & Rolf’s childhood memories of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s ‘’Little House on the Prairie’’ and Denise Holly Hobbie-Ulinskas’ eponymous ‘70’s illustration character, Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 collection has an air of soft poetry and innocent romance. ©Viktor & Rolf
‘’I imagined the show as the famous surrealist diner-de-tête Rothschild at the Château de Ferrières in 1972’’, Alexandre Vauthier explained backstage before his latest Haute Couture show. ‘’It’s almost a story of personnages. Women have very diverse horizons and their uniqueness is what constantly inspires me’’. He worked on a rather extensive variety of shapes
Dutch designer Ronald van der Kemp imbued his upcycled collection with a full-on dose of glamour this season, by focusing on tailoring and a comparatively cleaner aesthetic made for a fresh perspective on stylized glam. ©Ronald van der Kemp
‘’The great couturiers had no themes to follow. They created with freedom’’, said Pierpaolo Piccioli of his inspirations for the Valentino Haute Couture’s Spring/Summer 2020 collection. ‘’In this collection, I tried to work on a couture of the unconscious…I wanted to underline the idea of uniqueness. On the other hand, as Carl Jung said: ‘Uniqueness
In homage to a decade of design, the Spring/Summer 2020 Haute Couture collection presents a youthful and modern interpretation of Ralph & Russo couture icons. With a special focus on ten treasured looks, this season takes inspiration from the brand archive and simultaneously reimagines each piece with contemporary flair. ©Ralph & Russo
It’s at the Petit Palais museum that designer Giorgio Armani brightened Paris with his Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 collection. Here was an ode to ikat, the Indonesian dyeing technique, whose dense, rich patterns seemed to inspire the Italian designer. Armani went for bold, not always harmonious pattern and color mixes, which felt new for him.
Gardens as metaphors. Signposts and signals for lives lived, friendships nurtured, seasons passed. From the walled ‘rooms’ of Sissinghurst to the orchards of Monk’s House and Hubert de Givenchy’s Clos Fiorentina, Clare Waight Keller considers gardens as a tapestry of time and circumstance – a timeless reprise for the Givenchy Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 collection.
Created by Azzaro’s atelier, the Spring/Summer 2020 collection was inspired by the house’s past, ‘’all the sensual and daring attitude…with a futuristic feeling’’, said Gabriel de Linage, the brand’s chief executive officer. Silhouettes ranged from long to short, body-hugging to billowy, with a plethora of dresses. ©Azzaro